Oh my, my sweet girl and her hubby made an unexpected visit home late last night and I was up well beyond midnight visiting! It was so nice to see them! And it was lots of fun to surprise my mom with them this morning! We all had lunch at her place after church, and spent the afternoon together there enjoying each other's company!
Tonight, there's not a lot of energy to spare, so I'm snuggled into my lazy girl chair, watching the Hobbit with hubby and trying my hand at some wool pennies! This is a first for me, I don't even know for sure if I'm going about it the right way, but I think they're pretty darn cute and I'm enjoying the hand work!
I'm a quilter, love everything about this great craft. I've been quilting since I was just a little girl, blessed to have both of my grandmothers influence and teaching to start me on my way. The first quilt that I remember working on was a Grandmother's Flower Garden. My maternal grandmother, Fanny, helped me get started, I was around 7 or 8 years old. I still have that work, never did finish the quilt though. My maternal grandmother, Dot, often had a quilt in the frame when I was a little girl. I spent many wonderful hours playing under that quilt frame, in my world of imagination. And I was so blessed as I grew a bit older to have her teach me the fine art of hand quilting. Today, I still love hand work, but also love the convenience of today's modern techniques.
I have been blessed beyond measure this past year to be able to open my own quilt shop, I've been dreaming of this for 20 years and finally decided now was the time to stop dreaming and start doing! I hope you'll follow along with me on the journey!